Grief Support Services

To make an appointment or inquire
about our services:

Contact us by calling the Alive Hospice Griefline at 615-963-4732. 

Meet Our Grief Counselors


Did you know? Our services are open to anyone
who needs them. Around 40% of our clients did
not have family members in Alive Hospice's care.

Find Comfort

As part of our mission of service to the community, Alive Hospice has offered professional grief support in Middle Tennessee since 1975. We serve everyone in the community who can benefit from grief support, regardless of whether their loved one was our patient. Alive Hospice offers a variety of programs for adults and children. Together with the griever, we develop a customized care plan taking into account individual needs and circumstances. Each of our counselors has a minimum of 15 years of direct counseling experience with bereaved clients.

Registration is open for our Spring 2017 Grief Support Groups

How We Help

  • Individual counseling: One-on-one sessions with Master's Level Grief Counselors. Up to 30 sessions are free of charge to family and friends of Alive Hospice patients. A fee is charged for those whose loved one was not a patient of Alive Hospice. No one is denied service for inability to pay.
  • Support groups: Eight-week sessions facilitated by professional counselors in various locations. In addition to our individual counseling services, Alive Grief Support Services facilitates quarterly support groups for those who been affected by the death of a loved one. These groups are limited in size, and organized according to the type of loss experienced. Professional counselors facilitate these eight-week groups. 
  • Group memorial services for families and friends of patients served by Alive Hospice
  • Children’s grief services: Summer day camps in Nashville and Murfreesboro, annual overnight retreat for teens, specialized counseling and group support
  • Bereavement care notes sent for one year to the families and friends of patients served by Alive Hospice
  • Holiday grief seminars open to the public
  • Grief in the Workplace sessions
  • Educational presentations to professional and community organizations


Our services are not reimbursed through third-party payment and we rely chiefly on grants and donations to pay for the cost of our programs. We ask our clients to contribute as follows:

Individual counseling

  • For families and friends of Alive Hospice patients: Up to 30 free private counseling sessions with additional sessions at $30
  • For all others: $30 per session

Eight-week support groups

$40 for ALL participants

Children's day camps

$30 for three days

Teen retreat weekend

$50 for three days, two nights.

As part of Alive Hospice’s commitment, we serve all who request our care and can reduce or waive all grief support fees for those who cannot afford them.

Coming Up

Spring 2017 Grief Support Groups

Length: 8 weeks (Week of March 27 to Week of May 18)

Locations: Nashville, Murfreesboro, Brentwood

Cost: $40 per participant (but fee can be waived due to financial need) 

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Young Adult Grief Support Group

Next group meeting: Wednesday, April 6, 2017
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St.
Nashville, TN 37203

Our Young Adult Grief Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Alive Hospice's administrative office in Midtown Nashville. Join us as we come together for guidance and support following a death that has impacted your life. In this informal setting, facilitated by experienced Grief Counselors, young adults can find connection and understanding with their peers who are walking a similar path.

There is no cost for participating. This group is open to any young adult who would like to participate, regardless of whether your loved one received care from Alive Hospice.

For more information, call 615.963.4732.

Camps for grieving children & teens

Alive Hospice's Camp Evergreen and Camp Forget-Me-Not are safe places for kids ages 6-14 who are grieving the death of someone important in their lives. Our camps are open to ANY child who has experienced a significant loss, regardless of whether the person he/she is mourning received care from Alive Hospice.

Camp-Evergreen-Logo.pngCamp Evergreen

When: June 6-8, 2017

Where: Hillmont Camp in White Bluff, TN (transportation provided to and from camp via charter bus, leaving from Nashville and returning at the end of the day)

Cost: $30 per child (financial aid is available so that all may participate, regardless of ability to pay)

For more information: Click here or call 615.346.8410.

Camp-Forget-Me-Not-logo.pngCamp Forget-Me-Not

When: June 21-23, 2017

Where: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 708 W Clark Blvd. in Murfreesboro.

Cost: $30 per child (financial aid is available so that all may participate, regardless of ability to pay)

For more information: Click here or call 615.346.8680.